Visual Arts Center expands youth programs | News


RUTHERFORDTON – The Rutherford County Visual Arts Center (VAC) is fulfilling its charter to support children and the arts by expanding the youth division to arts celebration as well as increasing summer art camps and art class in progress.

Rutherford County Visual Arts Center (RCVAC) was founded over 10 years ago as a non-profit organization with the goal of bringing artists together to expand art exposure and opportunity for Rutherford County residents. With this commitment, our charter denotes a particular emphasis on raising young people’s awareness of art. The RCVAC has always offered engaging and creative summer camps for young people each summer. Last year, we expanded our youth arts offerings to include pottery classes during the school year. RCVAC is expanding its summer camps this year to include pottery and mixed media camps for youth ages 6-17.

Additionally, Rutherford County youth are invited to participate in Celebration of the Arts 2022 (COTA), a juried art exhibition scheduled for September 23-28, 2022 at the Foundation of Performing Arts Center, Spindale, on campus from Isothermal Community College. The show is free, cash and ribbon prizes will be awarded. Applications for artists and junior artists are available on the website, Celebration of the Arts (COTA) is sponsored by the RC Visual Arts Center and the Stonecutter Foundation.

Schools and community groups are encouraged to get their young people to enter their work into the show. Submitted artwork can be created anywhere. Hopefully, the expanded youth offering will increase the artwork on display in Celebration of the Arts’ (COTA) junior artist division.

For more information about the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center and the artist community, please contact us at or call us at (828) 288-5009 or email [email protected] com. The Rutherford County Visual Art Center Art Gallery is located at 160 N. Main Street in Rutherfordton.


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